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Good morning friends! How was your week? I am always a little off schedule when we have a short week because of a holiday, aside from that everything was great. The unseasonably cool weather and a little rain has been welcome. Yesterday, just in case you missed it I joined 7 fabulous ladies to share “all things picnic“, including homemade sandwiches, desserts, picnics in the park, on the water, homemade picnics and store bought picnics. Make sure you check out all of the beautiful posts if you want to add a few ideas to your summer bucket list.
On hot summer days I like to skip dinner and have snacks, like a charcuterie board, nuts, a small salad and maybe even some dip with vegetables. This whipped feta is one of my favorites to make.
If you want to make something a little heartier try this easy Shrimp Scampi recipe, several friends have made it and they loved it.
For those of you who are looking for something easy, healthy and delicious this Roasted Vegetable Chickpea Salad is perfect. You could also grill a bunch of vegetables the next time that you bbq and then you will have some on hand to make this for a meal or two later in the week.
Speaking of bbq, these Spicy Beer BBQ Chicken Skewers with Avocado Corn and Feta Salsa from Tieghan at Half Baked Harvest would be a great addition to your next summer gathering.
I love “no bake” desserts in the summer when it is too hot to turn on the oven and this mouthwatering No Bake Oreo Cheesecake is at the top of my list to try for my next dinner with Lawrence.
Five Towering Figures by Artist Daniel Popper Loom Over The Morton Arboretum.
Nature Isn’t Really Healing Because of the Pandemic
How the World Ran Out of Everything
I’m Not Scared to Reenter Society. I’m Just Not Sure I Want To.
Yes, You Can Be an Outgoing Introvert
Why Keeping Calm and Carrying on Exercising Can Help Back Pain.
The Woman Who Walked Around the World
Stop Being So Hard on Yourself.
So interesting! Send in the Bugs. The Michelangelos Need Cleaning.
What Would Happen if the World Stopped Shopping?
John Steinbeck’s estate urged to let the world read his shunned werewolf novel.
The Girls in the Attic(free on Kindle Unlimited)
The Shell Seekers, an oldie but a goodie! I just reread this and love it just as much as the first time I read it.
The Girl Who Wrote In Silk is the book I am currently reading.
I haven’t done any shopping this week as I am trying very hard not to make any purchases before I move. Have you found any beautiful dresses or summer clothes that I might need to know about? Or anything else for that matter that I can “window shop?”
I hope that you have a safe and happy weekend! Don’t forget to share your favorite books, podcasts, finds and recipes.
Wiiliam Kendall says
Here we are in the midst of real heat.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Linda Johnston says
Liked the links ot the yard games. Didn’t realize you ere moving. Hope your prepping is going well.
So many great articles to read! I loved all the picnic ideas for summer! Good luck with your move!
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